As part of their Ceramics Season 2024, Messums West will present Contem’plate an exhibition of historical and contemporary plates, examining their role as a functional and decorative object, and how they have historically been used a means of communication. Exhibited artists will include Martin Smith, Stephen Dixon, Paul Scott, Makoto Kagoshima, Charlotte Hodes, Bouke De […]


Collect is the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design, and will be celebrating its 20th year this year. Charlotte Hodes will be presenting a selection of new vases from her Conversations en Plein Air series and two papercuts, with jaggedart. The vases present a playful analogy between French 18th century ‘Fêtes galantes’ paintings, […]

The Winter Show

In January 2024 two vases from Conversations en Plain Air travelled to New York to be exhibited at The Winter Show with H. Blairman & Sons Ltd. Established in Llandudno in 1884, and now located at 15 Queen Anne’s Gate in the heart of Westminster, Blairman’s is today directed by Martin (Charlotte’s cousin) and Patricia […]

Conversations en Plein Air

Conversations en plein air is a solo exhibition of works by Charlotte Hodes at Musée Ariana, Geneva. The exhibition features a series of vases, a frieze of papercuts and an installation of over 150 pieces of tableware all gathered together on a chequered textile. This project, realised during the Covid-19 pandemic, presents a playful analogy […]

Pop Art & Pottery

Pop Art & Pottery is an exhibition curated by guest curator Nick Duxbury at Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s. Duxbury has used their Pop art collection as an anchoring point, bringing together contemporary ceramic artists who use everyday objects as their canvas for pop culture references and the kind of iconography that would be familiar to the […]

Oficina Bartolomeu Dos Santos

In September 2023, Charlotte Hodes undertook a one week residency at the print studio, Oficina Bartolomeu Dos Santos (OBS) Tavira in Portugal. ⁠Hodes was working on prints for her new body of work Conversations en plein air.⁠ Each relief print is unique using hand drawn patterns which have been laser cut into wood with linocut […]

Swirls & Silhouettes

In Swirls and Silhouettes the female form appears and meanders as lines and shapes across the picture surface. In this jaggedart exhibition, Charlotte utilises her signature hand-cut silhouettes of women in papercuts, ceramics and prints. The women reach out to each other across interior and landscape spaces using a multitude of means of communication such […]

Twenty first anniversary show

In April 2023⁠ jaggedart celebrated their twenty first anniversary.⁠ To mark the occasion they produced a beautiful publication to reflect the gallery ethos and echo what they have been exhibiting throughout their 21 years.⁠ The book includes portraits of a selection of jaggedart artists by Alun⁠ Callender and interviews by Rachelle Gryn Brettler that give […]


COLLECT is the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design, presented by the Crafts Council. It takes place annually at Somerset House, London. Charlotte Hodes joined jaggedart to show her papercuts and plates exclusively from her new body of work Conversations en plein air.

Motive / Motif

In 2018, to mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act London College of Fashion, UAL, invited twenty artists to each create an image which was embroidered onto a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs were displayed at Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales, in an exhibition co-curated by Charlotte Hodes and Alison […]